|My name is Darren Elford and I was born 14 June 1978. I have lived in the greater Ottawa region since 1989 and I started playing clarinet in September 1990. I joined a military band in 1997 and I have been playing with that band ever since. In 2003 I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa with a Baccalaureate in Music with a focus on music education.
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that a great teacher is one who is willing to help a student improve their outlook on life while giving the student the necessary tools to succeed and have confidence in themselves. I have wanted to become a teacher since my first year of High School because I had one of these good teachers. I wish to become a teacher because I enjoy the idea that I have impacted another person?s life in both academics as well as encouraged their personal growth.
|Letters of Reference|
|University of Ottawa Faculty of Education|